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Unit 16: Glossary

Kiswahili English
abuduworship
achaabandon
alamasign
amkianagreet each other
angalialook at
askofubishop
bahariniin the sea
biasharabusiness; trade
birikakettle; kettle-like object for washing feet
bomokacollapse; fall down
chaguaselect; pick
chimbadig; excavate
chokaalime
chomaburn
chukuacarry
dariattic
dinireligion
endeshalead; conduct
fimbostick; cane
fukiacover; bury; conceal
funguaopen
gunduadiscover; uncover
hakiright
hodhiwater-tank
imamuimam
jazafill
jengabuild
jubacoat of calico and linen with wide collar; worn open in front
jumapilisunday
kabidhi put in care of; under guardianship of
kadhalikaand so on
kamiliexactly
kanisachurch
kanunifundamental rule; necessary condition
kanzulong-sleeved calico gown worn as outer garment by men
karnecentury
kashdatype of shawl worn by muslim teachers/leaders
kianglikanianglican
kiislamuislamic
kikristuchristian
kipaimaraconfirmation
kofiamuslim prayer cap
komeshabring to end
kufuatafollow; proceed
kwayachoir
lazimanecessary
maalumspecial
mabaticorrugated iron
madhehebureligious denomination
maelezoexplanations
makkamecca
mapandelarge pieces
mapemaearly
mashartiregulations; requirements
matumbawecoral rock
mdhaminisponsor
michangasand
mikokomangrove
mimbaripulpit in mosque
mjumberepresentative
mkuuleader; head; chief
mnamoabout
mnatositcky consistency
mojawapoone among others
mshirikiparticipant; communicant
ngazistairs
niabaon behalf of
njoonicome all
ondokaleave
ongozalead
oshaclean
paaroof
pandacimb; asend
rasmiofficial
ruhusupermit; allow
sakrementisacrement
salaprayer
salipray
shimohole; pit
shuhudiaattest; confirm; give evidence, proof
shukurugive thanks; be thankful
simanastand
simentcement
toagive
ufunguziinauguration
uhurufreedom
ukumbushomemorial; souvenir
ukutawall
umriage group
uongozileadership
usawalevel; equality
usoface
utumwaslave trade
vaawear
vuruga stir up, around
wananchicitizens
wapersiapersians
wavumbuziexplorers

 

African LanguagesProgram, University of Georgia